Raramen is one of the many places to eat on the Kingsway in Glen Waverley. I dragged J in there for much needed sustenance one Saturday after a morning of car shopping.

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Petaling Street is a Malaysian hawker food restaurant on the Kingsway in Glen Waverley. There are also outlets in Hawthorn and Box Hill.

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Da Giovanni’s is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant and pizza shop in Camberwell.

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The Banc Restaurant in Swansea bills itself as Swansea’s premier dining experience. The restaurant is situated in an old bank building and is run by husband and wife team John T Bailey (Chef) and Lee Bailey (front of house).

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The Sea Life Centre in Bicheno is aptly named, as it once was a small aquarium. It now operates as a cafe and restaurant.

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J and I spent Christmas 2011 in Tasmania with my family. We had two nights at my parent’s place, then we went to Bicheno on the East Coast for five nights. Here is some of the food we ate while we were away.

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After cancelling an interstate trip at the last minute, J and I suddenly found ourselves with a free weekend in the middle of the silly season. Yay! We decided to make the most of it and take a drive out to the Yarra Valley and have lunch at Oakridge Estate.

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Aashiana is an Indian restaurant in Balwyn East. I meet KB1 and KB2 there for a pre-Christmas catch-up. We had originally decided to try somewhere in Box Hill, and from an initial list of suggestions garnered from Urbanspoon selected this one. Good thing I looked at the map before I left home, as it is not in Box Hill at all! Close, but not quite. :-)

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The Ajisen Ramen chain was founded in 1968 in Japan, and after expanding internationally in 1996, boasts over 750 branches world wide.

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